Every March is International Women’s Month and specifically, March 8 is celebrated globally as International Women’s Day.
On the International Women’s Day (IWD) website, the day is described as follows: “Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate their achievements. While there are many large-scale initiatives, a rich and diverse fabric of local activity connects women from all around the world ranging from political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events through to local women’s craft markets, theatric performances, fashion parades and more.”
Many corporations have began to actively support IWD. Even Google reportedly changes its logo every March 8 on its search engine pages.
I found several activities (many from FilipinaImages.com) in Metro Manila as well as in the provinces that aim to celebrate women and inspire each one to achieve her full potential — to celebrate womanhood in all its forms.
March 9, Quezon Park, Dumaguete City (5am – 10pm) – A 5-kilometer Fun Run/Walk for all women and girls will take place with support from men distributing information flyers on womens rights.
Filipiniana.net has a link to Philippine Women Studies which features links to laws relating to women, academic and statistical works on Filipino women, and literary masterpieces written by and for Filipinas.
HAPPY WOMEN’S DAY TO ALL —
Filipina kababayans (fellow citizens), most of all to those who have distinguished themselves in their own fields and given the Filipina a positive image
my Pinay mommy blogger-friends (you know who you are!)
my women blog readers
women all over the world — with special mention to those whose basic rights as women are not respected, upheld or appreciated
WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!!